yaws[yawz]

Type:Term

Definitions
1. An infectious tropical disease caused by Treponema pertenue and characterized by the development of crusted granulomatous ulcers on the extremities; may involve bone, but, unlike syphilis, does not produce central nervous system or cardiovascular pathology.

Synonyms
boubas , frambesia tropica , granuloma tropicum , mycosis framboesioides , pian , zymotic papilloma

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